Veterinary News Headlines

    World-first horse hip replacement performed at the University of Liverpool

    The University of Liverpool reports that its clinicians have performed what is believed to be the world's first successful total hip replacement in a horse. Duncan, an 85kg miniature horse, was first admitted to the Philip Leverhulme Equine Hospital...

    New exotics service in Essex

    Southfields Veterinary Specialists in Laindon, Essex, has appointed an expert in zoo and wildlife medicine to spearhead a new 24/7 specialist exotics treatment service. Daniel Calvo Carrasco, an RCVS specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine and a European...

    RCVS and VCI confirm mutual recognition will continue post-Brexit

    The RCVS and the Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI) have issued a joint statement reaffirming the registration protocol for veterinary surgeons and the continued recognition of each other’s accredited veterinary degrees once the transition period arrangements...

    Vets invited to take part in consultation on banning primates as pets

    The government has launched a public consultation on proposals to ban keeping primates as pets in England, which veterinary surgeons are invited to take part in before it closes on the 6th February 2021. The government estimates that up to 5,000 primates...

    Practices urged to consider hydration of wildlife patients

    Macahl Animal Health, manufacturer of Oralade, is highlighting the need to consider the hydration status of wildlife patients admitted to veterinary practices as we head into the winter months. The company says there is often an increase in admissions...

    Royal Canin launches new pet obesity campaign

    Royal Canin has announced a new campaign for which it has teamed up with TV broadcaster and wellness expert Kathryn Thomas to raise awareness of pet obesity and help cat and dog owners manage their pets’ weight. Kathryn hosts one of Ireland’s highest...

    Broached vials of Bovilis Rotavec Corona can now be used for 28 days

    MSD Animal Health has announced that its calf scour vaccine Bovilis Rotavec Corona has a new license claim which allows it to be used for up to 28 days after first opening of the immediate packaging. Bovilis Rotavec Corona is used for the active immunisation...

    MSD explains benefits of new supply model

    MSD Animal Health has expanded on the benefits of its move to deal direct with veterinary practices in the UK. The company announced last month that from 1st January next year, practices will have to order companion animal and ruminant products via...

    William Garton named Young Farm Vet of the Year

    Poultry vet William Garton has been named as the Young Farm Vet of the Year in the National Egg & Poultry Awards organised by the magazine Poultry Business. The award, which is sponsored by Zoetis, was given online this year at an event hosted by sports...

    New conference for veterinary students from the BSAVA

    The BSAVA has announced BSAVA Student Focus, a one-day virtual conference for veterinary students on 23rd January 2021. The event, put together by BSAVA volunteers and sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, is designed to offer students a fun, interactive...

    RVC finds MCT oil could improve epileptic dogs' memory

    A new study from the Royal Veterinary College has shown that changing the fat profile of the diet of dogs with hard-to-treat epilepsy can improve their cognitive abilities and help combat memory problems 1 . According to the College, other research...

    RCVS launches information campaign for new grad development programme

    The RCVS has launched a new campaign to help veterinary practices and students prepare for a new graduate development programme which is launching next summer to provide structured support to aid the transition of newly-registered veterinary surgeons...

    Krka launches Tuloxxin for bovine respiratory disease

    Krka has announced the launch of Tuloxxin, billed as an affordable solution for bovine respiratory disease (BRD) triggered by Mannheimia haemolytica , Histophilus somni , Pasterella multocida and Mycoplasma bovis . Tuloxxin contains Tulathromycin and...

    In-house testing could improve vets' confidence in treating UTIs

    Diagnostics company Test and Treat has carried out a survey which found that rapid in-house sensitivity testing could markedly increase veterinary confidence in prescribing antibiotics for UTIs. 76 vets, 34 nurses and 7 other practice staff took part...

    Cytopoint now licensed for pruritus associated with allergic dermatitis

    Zoetis has announced that the licence for Cytopoint (lokivetmab) has been extended to include the treatment of pruritus associated with allergic dermatitis in dogs. Cytopoint is an injectable monoclonal antibody therapy for dogs that targets and neutralises...

    Registration opens for BSAVA Congress 2021

    The BSAVA has opened registration for its 2021 Congress, which is to be held online next year, from 25th –27th March. The event will deliver more than 130 hours of CPD, including a programme of five simultaneous live streams each day. Delegates will...
  • Central CPD now delivering CPD live via Zoom

    Central CPD has started delivering CPD for vets live online using Zoom. The company says that while attendance CPD events are permitted under UK coronavirus guidelines, it has found that many lecturers and delegates are unwilling or unable to participate...

    Linnaeus swallows up Pets at Home's referral arm

    Linnaeus has announced that - subject to completion - it has acquired Pets at Home’s Specialist Division of five veterinary referral practices, which together employ almost 680 staff. Linnaeus was founded in 2014 from Willows Veterinary Centre and...

    Ceva launches Tulaven for bovine respiratory disease.

    Ceva Animal Health has launched Tulaven 100mg/ml (tulathromycin) for bovine respiratory disease (BRD). Tulaven is licensed for the treatment and metaphylaxis of BRD associated with Mannheimia haemolytica , Pasteurella multocida , Histophilus somni...

    StreetVet launches hostel scheme to help people and their pets off the streets

    StreetVet has launched a 'pet friendly' accreditation scheme to offer certified accommodation for pet owners experiencing homelessness. According to the charity, one in ten homeless people have a pet, which is around 32,000 people in the UK. However...

    New RCVS guidelines for working with animal physios

    The RCVS Standards Committee has approved new guidance on delegating veterinary work to musculoskeletal therapists such as animal physiotherapists. Musculoskeletal therapists currently have their work underpinned by an Exemption Order to the Veterinary...

    New study reveals the impact of canine epilepsy on owners

    The RVC has published a qualitative study looking at the impact of owning a dog with idiopathic epilepsy, revealing that almost all owners make substantial lifestyle changes in order to care for their dog. The researchers say that research thus far...

    RCVS to host 'design thinking' webinar

    The RCVS ViVet Programme is hosting a webinar to introduce veterinary professionals to the concept of ‘design thinking’ and how it can be used in the context of veterinary practice, at 12:30pm on Wednesday 2nd December. The College says that design...

    Low cholesterol linked to mortality in canine and feline patients

    A new study, published in the latest issue of the Journal of Small Animal Practice (JSAP), has shown that hypocholesterolaemia is associated with mortality in cats and dogs and may be a negative prognostic indicator. 'Period prevalence and mortality...

    2000 Simplyhealth practices now migrating to Premier Vet Alliance

    Premier Vet Alliance, a provider of pet health care plans, has announced that having completed its acquisition of Simplyhealth’s animal health business, it is now migrating 2000 practices over to its pet health plan portal. The company says that practices...